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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Yaksha Dancing Women Card & Envelopes - Set of 8, Sustainable Stationery

Yaksha Dancing Women Card & Envelopes - Set of 8, Sustainable StationeryHandmade paper from the Himalayas is an ancient craft of Nepal. The paper in this product is made of Daphne Bark from managed forest in the hills of Nepal. The product is manufactured by crafts-persons in the medieval town of Bhaktapur. Proceeds from the sales are used for community development activities under a Community Development Programme initiated by UNICEF/Nepal.


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Saturday, November 27, 2010

GE 2009 Citizenship Report, "Renewing Responsibilities"

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GE Releases Annual Citizenship Report, “Renewing Responsibilities”

- 2009 Report Focuses on energy, healthcare and community building -
FAIRFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE today released its sixth annual Citizenship Report, entitled Renewing Responsibilities. The report covers GE's worldwide operations for the 2009 fiscal year and is structured around the discussion of three pillars of GE’s strategy - energy and climate change, sustainable healthcare, and community building. The report also includes an in-depth discussion on the relationship between business and society, and how GE’s people, products, and services help to enable prosperous and productive communities around the world.
“This year’s report examines GE’s partnerships with our employees, business partners and communities—in jointly tackling the world’s most complex and pressing problems”
"This year’s report examines GE’s partnerships with our employees, business partners and communities—in jointly tackling the world’s most complex and pressing problems," said Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE. "Based on our commitments to integrity, performance and learning, GE is renewing our company coming out of this economic reset."
The 2009 report, related performance data and hundreds of pages of additional content are available to users on the company's newly redesigned citizenship website: The focus of the redesign was to provide unique, provocative and dynamic content for users to learn about GE’s citizenship efforts around the world. The site is also home to citizenship feature articles and over 20 perspectives addressing key citizenship issues from the viewpoint of GE employees, customers and industry experts.
“This report represents the evolution of GE’s effort to continually challenge ourselves to be more transparent, more accessible, and more cognizant of our impact on society and the environment, said Sam Nunn, chairman of the GE Board of Directors Public Responsibilities committee. “GE is making a dedicated effort to develop its business strategy so that its products and services have a positive human impact and produce long-term business success.”

Friday, November 26, 2010

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Monday, November 22, 2010

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Friday, November 19, 2010

The 10 Best Cities for Electric Cars

November 3, 2010 at 9:00AM by Jim Motavalli |
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General Electric is poised to order "tens of thousands" of electric cars, probably the "largest order in history," according to CEO Jeff Immelt in a London speech. The specifics of that are supposed to be made clear this week, but Immelt said that half of GE's sales force, some 23,000 people, could be in plug-in cars, probably Nissan Leafs. I can't wait -- I live a mile from GE's world headquarters, so it will be nice to see all the electric cars around, and maybe it will be an impetus for EV charging here in Fairfield, Connecticut. This is all the more reason to have charging at the town railroad station, right?

While we're waiting for GE's shoe to drop, the company is blogging about EVs, including a recent post identifying what it calls "the 10 best cities for electric cars." How do you determine that? If you're GE, you use data from the Census Bureau and study the commuting habits of people in the 25 biggest metropolitan areas. You look for the percentage of commuters who drive to work and live within 50 miles of the job, and you also factor in how the region is set up to handle the needs of car commuters.

The irony here is that these rankings tend to favor communities that have done the least to build public transportation networks. They've fussed over light rail plans, or simply have a culture that worships the private automobile. New York City doesn't make the list because it's one of the very few cities where more than half the residents don't own cars, and a majority use public transportation. So it's very green, but not EV-friendly as GE reckoned it. Indeed, it's a challenge to own any kind of car in New York.

Here's the list, which is very Texas-friendly:

Dallas. The city has 2.7 million commuters who live within 50 miles of the city center. An incredible 91.5 percent of commuters currently drive to work. And no wonder, because the city faces "indefinite delays" in building several key components of the light rail system (including the vital link to the airport). Dallas was named one of America's top nine congested cities by the Department of Transportation in 2007. Houston. Anyone who's visited Houston knows that it's outer rings, lined with big-box stores and even bigger mega-churches, go on forever. So it's not surprising that it has an amazing 2.4 million commuters within 50 miles of downtown, 90 percent of whom drive to work. Houston is transit-challenged, too. The METRORail system, which opened in 2004, is supposed to be completed by 2012, but it has been mired in controversies. Currently it has only 34,000 daily riders, which isn't many in a city with almost 2.5 million commuters.Detroit. The Motor City is named that for a reason. More than 92.5 percent of its 1.6 million commuters drive to work (usually alone, one assumes). Detroit has a monorail system, but it makes a very circumscribed loop around the core downtown, the result of disagreements between then-mayor Coleman Young and the Reagan Administration. Now the city is talking about light rail, but it's not a comprehensive system, and it may be a while.St. Louis. Another car-loving city, St. Louis' 1.2 million commuters are 91.2 percent dependent on driving to work. St. Louis does have the MetroLink light rail system, but you can't always get there from here.Atlanta. The scene of congestion so bad that the city temporarily lost federal highway funding, Atlanta struggles with public transit. Some 87 percent of its commuters drive in from suburbs like Lawrenceville and Canton. The MARTA system provides relief for some. 

The other five EV-friendly cities are Miami (88.14 percent car dependent, 2.1 million car commuters); Phoenix (88.15 percent dependent, 1.6 million car commuters); Tampa (89.82 percent dependent, one million car commuters); Cincinnati (90 percent dependent, 922,000 car commuters); and Sacramento (87.3 percent dependent, 800,000 car commuters).

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23 Exceptional Green Gifts for Under $20

This hand blown glass hummingbird feeder from Bird Brain is an elegant addition to any backyard birder's yard. $19.99 at doitbest com

Also See:
> How to Plant a Bird Garden
> Interview with John Flicker, of the National Audubon Society
> The Imperial Pigeon and Other Newly Discovered Species

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